- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
The leafy Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed has long sword-shaped foliage. On top of the tall stems sit clusters of terminal white flowers. This upright plant, also known as Asclepias incarnata, rose milkweed, or swamp milkweed, has a strong presence in a landscape space. The fragrant, delicate flowers bloom during the summer.
Feature the Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed in mass plantings or borders. The blooms make fantastic cut and dried flowers. This plant attracts pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, but it is deer-resistant for added convenience. The swamp milkweed is native to North America and is a perennial in USDA growing zones 3 through 9.
Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed Care
Milkweed prefers rich, wet soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. This is a thirsty plant that needs water before the soil dries out. Use mulch in Northern growing zones to hold in the moisture.
Plant in full sun. This plant is not a heavy feeder and grows well without fertilizer, although top dressing the plant in the spring with organic compost will give the plant a boost of nutrients.
Deadhead during the growing season to maintain a clean appearance. Cut the plants back to about 6 inches in the fall. Removing the bulk of the plant will prevent Monarch butterflies from creating winter colonies in the plants.
Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed Spacing
The Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed grows 36 to 48 inches tall, and the plants will spread out 18 to 24 inches. Space plants are close as 18 to 24 inches for a dense planting. One plant can fit into a large container.
Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Mid Summer, Late Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Ice Ballet Tropical Milkweed
|Scientific Name: Asclepias incarnata
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.